Person:Halfdan the Mild (1)

Halfdan "The Mild" Sveidasson
  1. Halfdan "The Mild" Sveidasson700 - 749
  2. Harold King of Haithabu752 - 841
  3. Geva Eysteinsdotter756 -
m. 749
  1. Gudrød the Hunter _____790 - 810
Facts and Events
Name Halfdan "The Mild" Sveidasson
Alt Name Halfdan "The Meek" Eysteinsson King In Vestfold
Alt Name Halfdan 'Milldi' Eysteinsson, II
Gender Male
Birth? 700 Oppland,,,Norway
Marriage 749 Oppland,,,Norwayto Lifa Dagsdotter
Death? 749 Oppland,,,Norway
Alt Birth? 768 Holtum,Vestfold,,Norway
Alt Birth? Abt 768 Of, Holtum, Vestfold, Norway
Alt Birth? 775 Haithabu,Schleswig Holstein,,Germany
Alt Marriage 788 Vestfold,,,Norwayto Lifa Dagsdotter
Alt Marriage Abt 788 Of, , Vestfold, Norwayto Lifa Dagsdotter
Alt Death? 800 Borre,Vestfold,,Norway
Alt Death? 800 Borre,Vestfold,,Norway
Alt Death? 810 Walcheran,Zeeland,,Netherlands
Alt Death? 810 Combat
Reference Number? Q2521540?

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Halfdan the Mild (Old Norse: Hálfdan hinn mildi ok hinn matarilli, (meaning the generous and stingy on food)) was the son of king Eystein Halfdansson, of the House of Yngling and he succeeded his father as king, according to Heimskringla. He was king of Romerike and Vestfold.

He was said to be generous in gold but would starve his men of food. He was a great warrior who often pillaged and gathered great amounts of loot.

His wife was Liv, the daughter of king Dag of Vestmar. Halfdan the Mild died of illness in his bed.

He was succeeded by his son, Gudrød the Hunter.

According to the historian Halvdan Koht, Halfdan may have been the one to win independence for Vestfold during the turbulent years of 813–14. The Frankish annals state that the kings of Hedeby had to solve an uprising in Vestfold at this time. According to Ynglingatal, Halfdan's people "gained victory" in the uprising against King Hemming of the Danes, quite possibly because of the King of the Scyldingas in Hedeby, Southern Jutland were succumbing to Emperor Charlemagne, accepting the Peace of Heiligen and thereby the novel Christendom of the Frankish Romans, which split the Danes, whereupon King Halfdan appears to become the first King of the Scyldingas (the Danish royal clan), seated in Vestfold, north of Skagerrak.

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